GetDistanceBetweenPoints2D

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This function returns the distance between two 2 dimensional points using the pythagorean theorem.

Syntax

float getDistanceBetweenPoints2D ( float x1, float y1, float x2, float y2 )

Required Arguments

  • x1: The X position of the first point
  • y1: The Y position of the first point
  • x2: The X position of the second point
  • y2: The Y position of the second point

Returns

Returns a float containing the 2D distance between the two points. Returns false if invalid parameters are passed.

Example

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Server and client

This example gets the distance between two vehicles, stored in variables vehicle1 and vehicle2.

vehicle1x, vehicle1y, vehicle1z = getElementPosition ( vehicle1 )
vehicle2x, vehicle2y, vehicle2z = getElementPosition ( vehicle2 )
outputChatBox ( "The map distance between vehicle1 and vehicle2 is ", getDistanceBetweenPoints2D ( vehicle1x, vehicle1y, vehicle2x, vehicle2y ) )
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Server and client

This example shows the maths behind getting the distance between points and is also more efficient if your script is calling this function extremely often.

math.sqrt((p2x - p1x) * (p2x - p1x) + (p2y - p1y) * (p2y - p1y))

See Also